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DEFENSE – HOW MUCH COSTS THE BOMB DROPPED ON ISIS

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In our series on the price of defense, today what is the price of the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US military.

The US fired yesterday Thursday this bomb on the Islamic State/Daesh in Afghanistan to destroy a set of underground tunnels and caves in which terrorists hide. But immediately a controversy over the price of this weapon broke out, the wildest figures circulating on social networks.

According to official sources (Pentagon) one of these bombs costs $16 million, and 20 bombs of this type have been ordered by the US military for a total of about $ 314 million.

This 10-tons bomb has a one-mile blast radius and killed 36 members of ISIS.

update on April 15: to 90 dead from 36 reported.

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